Doctorate Degrees in Mechanical Engineering

Compare 26 PhD Programs in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

A PhD Mechanical Engineering degree can open many doors for career opportunities. With a PhD Mechanical Engineering, candidates can specialize in one of several sub-disciplines such as mechanics, mechatronics and robotics, structural analysis, thermodynamics and thermo-science, or design.


During the approximately four years candidates work on their PhD Mechanical Engineering degree, they will conduct their own original research on a specific topic that must result in a dissertation of publishable quality. Candidates have the opportunity to investigate more deeply the discipline’s frontiers of research, like microelectro-mechanical systems, friction stir welding, composites, nanotechnology, finite element analysis, or biomechanics.


For candidates with a graduate background in engineering, who already possess the foundational knowledge in physics and material science, a PhD Mechanical Engineering could be the next step. Read more below about opportunities to start your PhD Mechanical Engineering program!

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Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.)

The George Washington University - School of Engineering & Applied Science
Campus Full time 4 - 6 years September 2019 USA Washington

The Department's doctoral program is a research-focused degree program with the objective of preparing students for a life of scholarship in their field of interest. Central to the program is original thesis research, which substantially advances the state-of-the-art in the field. Coursework to strengthen the command of the chosen discipline and enhance mathematical skills is also required. [+]

Program Overview

The Department's doctoral program is a research-focused degree program with the objective of preparing students for a life of scholarship in their field of interest. Central to the program is original thesis research, which substantially advances the state-of-the-art in the field. Coursework to strengthen the command of the chosen discipline and enhance mathematical skills is also required. Thesis research is directed by the thesis advisor, with input from a small committee of faculty, which is selected for their expertise in the chosen field of study. Students will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge research and contribute to our effort to advance basic and applied sciences. We welcome students with outstanding records who will also have the motivation and drive to become leaders in their chosen field of study.... [-]


PhD Program in Materials, Mechatronics and Systems Engineering

University of Trento The Department of Industrial Engineering
Campus Full time November 2018 Italy Povo

Materials Science and Engineering: Biomaterials and biomedical technologies, Coatings and surface treatments, Corrosion and wear, Experimental characterization and numerical modeling of the material behavior, High-strength glasses and ceramics, Powder metallurgy, Polymers and composite materials, Materials and technologies for cultural heritage, Materials chemistry, Materials for energy, Nanostructured materials, mechanical properties, smart materials, materials production technologies, production process, Manufacturing processes. [+]

PhD program in Materials, Mechatronics and Systems Engineering

FIRST CALL 2018

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 22 AUGUST 2018, hrs. 4.00 PM (+2 GMT)

During the filling out of the application, online candidates must choose which Research area(s) (max. 2, specifying the order of preference) they are interested to apply for.

The subsequent publication of the second call for applications with positions covered by research fellowships (Assegni di ricerca) is foreseen; all positions in the second call will be on specific topics. Applications for the second call will also be accepted by the participants of this first call, but those who will be winners both in the selection of the first call and in that of the second, will be automatically removed from the first since the winnings on the second call will be considered the first choice for the candidate and therefore binding... [-]


PhD in Engineering

University of Memphis
Campus January 2019 USA Memphis

Two Doctor of Philosophy degrees are offered in the Herff College of Engineering: Biomedical Engineering, a joint program between UofM and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center; and Engineering, featuring an interdepartmental curriculum with concentrations across the college. Candidates for all degrees must follow a curriculum plan that has been approved at the departmental level and by the Director of Graduate Studies of the College. [+]

About Engineering

Since offering its first classes in 1964, Herff College has developed a reputation for excellent instruction. Over 50 dedicated faculty members with outstanding academic and professional credentials comprise the College enabling us to offer a variety of graduate degree programs. Within our five academic departments, we offer MS and PhD degree programs and many exciting activities and services that enrich or smooth the path to an engineering degree.

Two Doctor of Philosophy degrees are offered in the Herff College of Engineering: Biomedical Engineering, a joint program between UofM and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center; and Engineering, featuring an interdepartmental curriculum with concentrations across the college.... [-]


PhD in Mechanical Engineering

University of Texas Arlington
Campus Full time 4 years January 2019 USA Arlington

The graduate program provides opportunities for professional development in such forms as instructional courses to enhance technical competence in areas of mechanical engineering practice; training through a variety of experiences in design, development, research, experimentation, and/or analysis in joint efforts with faculty and peers; specialized courses of study required for entry into career fields allied to the mechanical engineering discipline; guided individual study under faculty supervision; and supportive coursework for programs leading to careers that require interdisciplinary competence. [+]

The graduate program provides opportunities for professional development in such forms as instructional courses to enhance technical competence in areas of mechanical engineering practice; training through a variety of experiences in design, development, research, experimentation, and/or analysis in joint efforts with faculty and peers; specialized courses of study required for entry into career fields allied to the mechanical engineering discipline; guided individual study under faculty supervision; and supportive coursework for programs leading to careers that require interdisciplinary competence.

A student with aid from a faculty advisor plans a program that will be consistent with his or her technical interests and the available facilities and course offerings. Typically, programs are classified as:... [-]


PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture, Basic Engineering Sciences and Interdisciplinary Engineering Sciences

University of Rijeka, Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2019 Croatia Rijeka

By choosing courses with the guidance of his or her supervisor, each student can adjust the programme to his or her research interests. [+]

C A L L

for admission of students to postgraduate university (doctoral) study programmes for acquiring the academic degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the field of Engineering Sciences in the academic year 2018/19:

In the subjects of Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture, Basic Engineering Sciences and Interdisciplinary Engineering Sciences for the modules

Production Engineering Thermal Power Engineering Computational Mechanics Design and Building of Ships Mechanical Engineering Design Quality Assurance and Engineering System Control

The number of students accepted: 30.

By choosing courses with the guidance of his or her supervisor, each student can adjust the programme to his or her research interests.... [-]


Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mechanics

Technical University of Liberec
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 Czech Republic Liberec

The doctoral study program Applied Mechanics is focused on independent scientific and research projects in the field of mechanics. Its aim is to produce highly-educated and creative graduates capable of taking part in scientific, research and professional applications of the laws of mechanics in mechanical engineering. [+]

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mechanics

The doctoral study program Applied Mechanics is focused on independent scientific and research projects in the field of mechanics. Its aim is to produce highly-educated and creative graduates capable of taking part in scientific, research and professional applications of the laws of mechanics in mechanical engineering. To be able to succeed in solutions of tasks in the fields of engineering mechanics, the Ph.D. candidates further extend and refine their knowledge of mathematics, physics (mechanics) and applied sciences in the theoretical foundation of the study discipline.

The graduates are able to independently apply the mastered skills and the high level of theoretical knowledge provided in lectures and acquired through modern learning methods for solving specific problems in the selected areas of engineering mechanics, mechanics of rigid and pliable bodies, mechanics of liquids and thermodynamics. Furthermore, they are familiar with the research methods in the field of applied mechanics and capable of critical analysis, evaluation, and synthesis, thus able to discuss the results of their investigations and to extend the sum of the current knowledge in a professional way worth of publishing and sharing with other members of the professional community both in their country and abroad.... [-]


PhD Mechanical Engineering

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham

PhD projects can cover many different fields within this discipline, for example, thermodynamics/fluid mechanics, structural dynamics, mechanics, and design. [+]

This PhD is based on the Faculty of Engineering. This provides the opportunity to undertake a PhD in a wide range of research areas and work across traditional research boundaries being part of interdisciplinary teams.

The research work within the faculty spans a range of applications including medicine, aerospace and automotive engineering, energy and the construction industry, sustainable design and development and it includes work from the most fundamental studies up to near-commercial investigations.

This course requires a 2:1 or international equivalent and/or a master's degree at merit level or above in a relevant subject, and an IELTS level 6.0 (5.5 in each element).

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Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2019 Saudi Arabia Thuwal

The Mechanical Engineering Program course curriculum is modern and rigorous. The courses in the program provide a solid foundation in subjects such as mechanical behavior of engineering materials, continuum mechanics, thermodynamics, experimental and numerical combustion, computational fluid dynamics and control theory. [+]

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Mechanical Engineering Program course curriculum is modern and rigorous. The courses in the program provide a solid foundation in subjects such as mechanical behavior of engineering materials, continuum mechanics, thermodynamics, experimental and numerical combustion, computational fluid dynamics and control theory. Our graduates are technically well trained to be productive members of the modern world society at large and specifically suited for research careers in academia, industry, and government research laboratories. We place a strong emphasis on class learning coupled with innovative research in a variety of areas. We invite you to explore our website to find out more about our graduate study program and faculty research groups.... [-]


PhD in Machines and Equipment

Brno University of Technology
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 Czech Republic Brno

The goal of the doctoral study programme is to provide outstanding graduates from the MSc study programme with a specialized university education of the highest level. [+]

Machines and Equipment

Abbreviation: D4Z-A

Level of course unit: Doctoral

Faculty: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Academic year: 2017/2018

A title awarded: Ph.D.

Qualification awarded: Ph.D. in the field "Machines and Equipment"

Level of qualification: Doctoral (3rd cycle)

Accredited from: 1.9.2001

Accredited until: 31.12.2020

Specific admission requirements: The student must have finished a relevant field of technical science MSc study programme. The admission procedure consists of the parts from applied mathematics and physics and a discussion on a topic related to the subject of the Ph.D. study programme.

Profile of the programme: ... [-]

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2019 Turkey Istanbul

Innovation in product design and manufacturing has become a major driver for industrial competitiveness and profitability in recent years. As enabling technologies to become more easily accessible, engineers are faced with increasing demands for designing and producing more [+]

PhD in Mechanical Engineering Innovation in product design and manufacturing has become a major driver for industrial competitiveness and profitability in recent years. As enabling technologies to become more easily accessible, engineers are faced with increasing demands for designing and producing more complex mechanical devices to serve the needs of the society. Next-generation engineering products will be 'smart' with many functionalities; they will be made of new materials; they will increase energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact; they will vary in size from nano to mega scales, and they will be more closely integrated with information processing systems. Also as mechanical systems are becoming increasingly complex to analyze and expensive to experiment, more emphasis will have to be placed on computer-aided analysis, design, verification, and manufacturing. Our research program in mechanical engineering responds to these trends and focuses on basic research related to materials science and process engineering, product design, and information integrated manufacturing processes. In doing so applications to different physical processes are studied (e.g. energy systems, bioengineering, metal forming, polymer processing, discrete part manufacturing to name a few).Research Areas... [-]


PhD in Mechanical Engineering

China University of Petroleum
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 China Beijing

The predecessor of the Mechanical Engineering in China University of Petroleum is the original discipline of petroleum mechanical engineering founded in 1952 at the department of petroleum engineering in Tsinghua University, which is the earliest established oil field mechanical discipline. [+]

Mechanical Engineering (080200) Program Introduction

The predecessor of the Mechanical Engineering in China University of Petroleum is the original discipline of petroleum mechanical engineering founded in 1952 at the department of petroleum engineering in Tsinghua University, which is the earliest established oil field mechanical discipline. The program began to recruit graduate students in 1961 and was authorized to award master's degree in 1981. It was approved as the first domestic doctoral program of petroleum mechanical engineering in 1986, the China Petroleum and Natural Gas Corporation ministerial key discipline in 1996, Beijing key discipline in 2002 as well as the postdoctoral mobile station of mechanical engineering in 2009 and was authorized to award first-level Ph.D. degree of mechanical engineering in 2011. The major of mechanical design, manufacturing, and automation was awarded characteristic specialty and national characteristic specialty of Beijing in 2008 and 2009 respectively. The program is always at the forefront of oil and gas equipment and technology research. It has developed basic theories and application technologies on the discipline of oil and gas mechanical engineering and has built up a high-level academic team with international influence, strength, and echelon of talents.... [-]


PhD in Mechanical Engineering

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years January 2019 Hong Kong

The PhD programme aims at equipping the students with the capability of identifying and solving academic and/or real problems creatively. The doctoral degree is awarded for the completion of required courses and a significant original thesis. [+]

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) is one of the leading MAE departments in Asia. It offers rigorous academic and professional training in a wide range of areas, including both traditional and cutting-edge topics in energy, mechanics, advanced materials, nano/biotechnology, and manufacturing.

The PhD programme aims at equipping the students with the capability of identifying and solving academic and/or real problems creatively. The doctoral degree is awarded for the completion of required courses and a significant original thesis.

Research Foci

The Department's research concentrates on energy and environmental engineering, mechanics and materials, and mechatronics and manufacturing.... [-]


PhD in Mechanical Engineering

London South Bank University
Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 3 - 6 years January 2019 United Kingdom London + 2 more

London South Bank University (LSBU) is the top modern university in London for world-leading and internationally excellent research and Grade Point Average in General Engineering - Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. [+]

PhDs in Mechanical Engineering. London South Bank University (LSBU) is the top modern university in London for world-leading and internationally excellent research and Grade Point Average in General Engineering - Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. This success is underpinned by a strong record of external income generation with the total current contract value of research and enterprise awards exceeding £4m. Income is generated from a wide range of sources including the research councils, European Union, industry, Government, charities, consultancy and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships where the School is one of the leaders nationally. Our research is to a very large degree interdisciplinary and collaborative with strong national and international links. A member of staff, an expert in the chosen field, is directly responsible for guiding and supporting your research programme. As a research student, you'll become part of our thriving academic community. A Ph.D., by definition, is an original contribution to knowledge. A research degree is different from a taught course. Research students are expected to self-direct their learning with support from a supervisory team. Key course information - ordered by mode Mode Duration Start Date Location Full-time 3 years January; February; March; April; May; September; October; November Southwark Campus Part-time 5 years January; February; March; April; May; September; October; November Southwark Campus Distance Learning 6 years January; February; March; April; May; September; October; November Southwark Campus Employability ... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science
Campus Full time 48 months January 2019 Canada Vancouver

The thesis-based Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mechanical Engineering is an advanced research-based degree. The program offers students an opportunity to work at the highest level of research, under the supervision of a faculty member. Students complete their candidacy examination within 18 months and complete their doctoral dissertation research within three to four years. It is normal department practice to initially register students in the M.A.Sc. program, and to transfer them to the Ph.D. program upon completion of the M.A.Sc. (or earlier if recommended by the supervising faculty member). [+]

The thesis-based Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mechanical Engineering is an advanced research-based degree. The program offers students an opportunity to work at the highest level of research, under the supervision of a faculty member. Students complete their candidacy examination within 18 months and complete their doctoral dissertation research within three to four years. It is normal department practice to initially register students in the M.A.Sc. program, and to transfer them to the Ph.D. program upon completion of the M.A.Sc. (or earlier if recommended by the supervising faculty member).

Students taking their Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering can select one of four research areas: Design and Applied Mechanics, Mechatronics and Manufacturing, Thermofluids or Biomedical Engineering.*... [-]


DTech / DIng / DPhil in Mechanical Engineering

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

This qualification is intended for students who will make a significant and original contribution to knowledge in a specialised area of technology. They will be able to demonstrate a high level of overall knowledge in that specialized area, ranging from fundamental to advanced theoretical or applied knowledge. [+]

DTech in Mechanical Engineering

This qualification is intended for students who will make a significant and original contribution to knowledge in a specialized area of technology. They will be able to demonstrate a high level of overall knowledge in that specialized area, ranging from fundamental to advanced theoretical or applied knowledge.

Qualification Outcomes

Exit level outcomes:

The qualified student will be able to:

Identify and solve problems by means of responses that demonstrate responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking. Collect, organize, analyze and critically evaluate information. Work effectively with others. Reflect on and explore a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in oral and/or written presentation. Admission requirements and selection criteria ... [-]